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Old Jul 17th, 2004, 07:21 PM
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Test: no reply necessary...

In case you are reading this, I just wanted to test the "preview" feature, before I spent an hour typing a trip report. I tried this feature once before, and my message went "poof" -- or, at least, I couldn't figure out what to do. (I was kinda blonde as a child.) I just want to make sure I know what to do B4 I try to do it.

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Old Jul 17th, 2004, 07:23 PM
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Hey! It worked! I guess maybe my computer screen just froze the other time. It figures.

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Old Jul 17th, 2004, 07:39 PM
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I've lost a few messages when I went to the "preview my reply" screen. I've sense learned to highlight and copy any long messages before I preview.
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Old Jul 18th, 2004, 08:25 AM
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If you are worried about losing a message, type it in Word, save it, and copy and paste it here. Then if it goes "poof," you have a copy so you can try again.
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Old Jul 18th, 2004, 08:41 AM
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jimshep,

Yeah, but then it does that funky thing where it replaces all the " ' ... s with ?s.
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Old Jul 18th, 2004, 09:13 AM
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I was wondering where those marks came from and why I had to be careful to write "do not" rather than "don't"--for instance.
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Old Jul 18th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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But but, I have to reply!!

I find that I should use the preview function all the time, since it never fails that I make some sort of stupid typo or spelling error~
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Old Jul 18th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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jimshep,
I think it's because Word automatically turns them into Smart Quotes. By the way, you can turn that function off or just revert them back to straight ones by hitting Ctrl Z immediately after typing the quote mark in Word.
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Old Jul 18th, 2004, 01:08 PM
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Thanks April. The information available on this forum never ceases to amaze me.
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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 06:19 AM
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I couldn't help but reply, also.

I have typed trip reports in my email program (Outlook Express) and never had that problem with question marks scattered throughout. It copied and pasted just as it looked when I typed it. Just another suggestion.
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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 01:14 PM
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I don't have anything to say, just want to reply because Donna asked not to... You know, like a child, when you say don't touch it's hot
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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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okay.
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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Ha! I laugh in your general direction!!
I am replying TWICE!!

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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 01:55 PM
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Well, shoot, now I have to reply, too, Donna, since you DID ask us not to! (Do you have on sock with your sandals today?)
 
Old Jul 19th, 2004, 02:49 PM
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bonnie: I have on socks with my tennis shoes today. The sandals (w/o socks) almost rubbed blisters on my feet during our vacation. Actually, as a person who lives with pets, I find wearing socks, even without shoes, is always an advantage. Bare feet are nothing but a magnet for pet-hair, chicken-bone splinters, hairballs, and occasionally, worse. And yes, I do have a vacuum cleaner, but I spend so much time on Fodor's that I don't have time to use it everyday.

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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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The "smart quotes" option in Word replaces straight quotes with curly ones. The curly ones then translate into question marks on Fodors.

If you go to "Tools" then "AutoCorrect Options" then click on the "AutoFormat as You Type Tab" the first set of options "replace as you type" cause problems with Fodors.

The replace straight quotes with smart quotes comes out as question marks. "Ordinals with superscript," "hyphens with dash" and "replacing fractions with a character" all throw Fodors for a loop. You can un-check these items and type care free in Word then copy and paste.


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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 02:56 PM
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I just can't resist....I must reply again.

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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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vacuum cleaner? and what is that?

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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 03:48 PM
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Scarlet, vaccuum cleaner is that noisy device our husbands turn on each time we watch the home shopping club!
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Old Jul 19th, 2004, 03:55 PM
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hahahaha...

This is funnier than "Aiche-EEEE-double hockey sticks".

I typed a few replies recently and instead of hitting "edit" I hit "back" and it disappeared...twice!

And then later when I went to reply again since they disappeared, typed the new message, hit "preview" and there they both were but it wasn't showing in the main message list...if that makes ANY sense whatso... :-?
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